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REGISTER FOR THE 

2014 MASONRY APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

 

Want to increase productivity?  Improve morale?  Give your most promising workers a reason to stay with you?  Build your future leadership team? 

 

There has never been a better time or a better reason to enroll your up-and-comers in the Masonry Apprenticeship Program. 

 

What’s the Masonry Apprenticeship Program all about?

  • This is an in-depth, competency-based training program, consisting of 450 hours of class & hands-on workshops and 6,000 hours of documented on-the-job training over a three-year period. 
  • This program is managed for RMMI by the construction education professionals at the Construction Industry Training Council (CITC), under the auspices of the RMMI Masonry Trade Council.
  • Apprentices spend roughly half of their time in the classroom, the other half in the masonry lab. 
  • Apprentices who successfully complete the entire program will become recognized journeymen in Colorado and most other U.S. states.
  • The curriculum has been developed by the Mason Contractors Association of America, and is in use in over three dozen masonry training programs throughout the country.  Classes are offered in English.
  • The program is approved by the Colorado Department of Labor and the Office of Apprenticeship Training.  After completing a brief interview with the Office of Apprenticeship Training, your apprentices will be eligible to work on government projects.
  • As the sponsoring educational institution for our program Emily Griffith Technical College will grant college credit to our apprentices who successfully pass their classes each semester.

 

OK, what are the details?

RMMI and the Construction Industry Training Council (CITC)are offering one masonry apprenticeship class this Fall:

Instructor is John Foley, a senior project manager and superintendent for M.A. Mortenson

 

Where will classes be held? 

All classes will be held at the CITC Construction Training Center (adjacent to RMMI’s offices) at 646 Mariposa Street, Denver.  This center is just blocks from the intersection of I-25 and 6th Ave.  Free parking is available at the facility, and the nearest light rail station is just 6 blocks away.

 

How long is the semester?

The Fall Semester will begin the third week of August and conclude the second week of December.  All classes will be held just one night per week (Thursday) for approx. 4 hours (3 p.m. – 7 p.m.).  Note:  There are two semesters per year (with a long break during the busy summer months), and it takes six semesters for an apprentice to complete the program.

 

How much does the apprenticeship program cost?

$710 per apprentice per semester**, a $15 non-refundable registration fee, plus books (approximately $150 per year).  Typically, apprentices are sponsored by their employers for the full cost of tuition.  You may elect, however, to deduct the cost of the class from your employee’s paychecks throughout the semester with the understanding that you will refund some or all of the money to him/her in return for perfect attendance or good grades.  The Construction Industry Training Council will bill the contractor at the start of each semester. (**a tuition increase is anticipated for Fall 2014)

 

How does an apprentice register for the program?

Prospective apprentices should register for the program in person.  Open registration will take place weekdays throughout the month of July between 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, at CITC’s office, 646 Mariposa Street, Denver.  If your student(s) cannot enroll during the open registration period, please call Cori at CITC (303-893-1500) to make other arrangements.

 

Registering apprentices DO NOT need to bring any money with them to registration; CITC will bill you, the employer, after the semester begins. You must bring your drivers license or other ID. Regsitration takes two hours and includes a math placement test that does not impact your ability to participate in the program but provides CITC with information regarding if you will require a tutor for the construction math portion of the program.

 

Got questions?

Please contact Cori at the Construction Industry Training Council (CITC), 303-893-1500 for more information and help with apprentice registration.